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What’s Special About Cello? DSO’s Jennifer Humphreys Breaks It Down

The Aronson Cello Festival kicks off at SMU this weekend, so it felt like a good time to check in with Jennifer Humphreys. She’s a cellist with the Dallas Symphony and she’s also giving a master class and performing at the festival on Sunday. For State of the Arts, she sat down with me to talk about her passion for the instrument. You can click above to listen to the conversation... | Read More

Review: ‘Stick Fly’ At Jubilee Theatre

The title of the play, ‘Stick Fly,’ currently in its area premiere at Jubilee Theatre, comes from a scientific method for observing hard-to-catch houseflies zipping around in flight. In effect, playwright Lydia R. Diamond is offering us her research notes on a rare study she’s done, observing the African-American elite, as spotted over a weekend visit at their home on... | Read More

Making Some Waves On The Radio

Welcome to the Art&Seek Spotlight. Every Thursday, here and on KERA FM, we’ll explore the stories and artistic efforts being made by creatives in and around North Texas. As it grows, this site,, will paint a collective portrait of our artistic community. Check out all the artists we’ve profiled.

“You’re listening to the best in town,’ my... | Read More

The Big Screen: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

One of the most important figures in the history of public television is the subject of a new documentary. This week, we talk about the life and times of Fred Rogers and the film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Joining us is Bill Young, head of television programming for KERA-TV, who once met Mr. Rogers and says the man you saw on TV is the same person he was in real... | Read More

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks

The lazy days of summer are officially here. Get out and make the most of the longer balmy days with one of these events the Art&Seek team has picked especially for you.


Broadway has come to Fort Worth! Head there to see the four-time Tony nominated musical, ‘The Waitress.” Inspired by the beloved film, this new show features original music and lyrics... | Read More

Ted Shine, ‘Dean Of Texas African-American Playwrights,’ Has Died

Theodis “Ted” Shine – part of the Black Arts Movement, a teacher, director and TV screenwriter, the author of more than 100 plays – died yesterday, according to his niece, Undermain Theatre member Rhonda Boutte. The 87-year-old author was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but his family moved to Dallas before he was three. His father was a theater buff, and by the time... | Read More

Landmark ‘Sally Hemings Exhibition’ Coming To The African American Museum This Fall

The age of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter has traveled back in history to confront a case of a president, an enslaved woman and their mixed-race affair.

A landmark exhibition from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello – the first to address his long-debated relationship with Sally Hemmings, one of his slaves who bore six of his children – will begin its national tour at the... | Read More

Art&Seek Jr: Cinema Under The Stars

I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Texas summers. Admittedly, it’s more hate than love. My co-workers call me Nordic Girl because I can walk miles through sub-zero temperatures without batting an eye.  But put me outside when the thermometer is past 90 and I positively melt. You’d think being a 5th generation Texan would make me more adaptable, but no. I hate being... | Read More

Art&Seek Flickr Photo Of The Week

Congratulations to Bo Dudas of Chicago, Illinois, winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest. Bo has won our contest multiple times. His last win was just back in early April. He follows last week’s winner, Aamir Muhammad Naeem of Doha, Qatar.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our... | Read More

Liz Mikel Opens Off-Broadway In Eve Ensler’s New Play, ‘The Fruit Trilogy’

North Texas actor-singer Liz Mikel is no stranger to New York stages, having performed on and off-Broadway in the musical ‘Lysistrata Jones.’  But this week, she appears in the New York City premiere of Eve Ensler’s new two-person play, ‘The Fruit Trilogy’ presented by the Abingdon Theatre Company in a limited run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (it closes this... | Read More

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